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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 12/1/2016

Methodist Baytown, TX

Company
Methodist
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
26079
AJE Ref #
575958202
Location
Baytown, TX
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Summary

Provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Perform routine Respiratory Care in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures including:

a. Administer and monitor treatment modalities

b. Prepare, administer, and monitor medication delivery

c. Administer gas therapy

d. Assess each patient`s cardiopulmonary status

2. Accurately document all patient care and respiratory related activities in Clinivision and adhere to other hospital documentation requirements.

3. Performs Advanced Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with established Departmental policies and procedures including:

a. Implements, monitors, and evaluates ventilatory support

b. Evaluates patients and recommends therapeutic interventions

c. Completes specific training on new procedures with documented proficiency

d. Assists with the development , implementation, and data management of protocols

e. Serves as a member of the departmental assessment team.

4. Advances clinical knowledge as demonstrated by participation in optional education opportunities and attends all required in-services.

5. Serves as relief charge therapist and maintains required training on charge duties including management meetings.

6. Maintains special functions of RCP as defined by the department including:

a. Teaching in-services and classes

b. Bedside Bronchoscopy

c. Pulmonary Function Testing

d. Preceptor and Orientation of new employees

e. Quality Assurance activities

7. Maintains professionalism as demonstrated by:

a. Adherence to the Time and Attendance Policy

b. Adherence to the departmental dress code

c. Maintenance of current licensure and BLS requirements

d. Active membership in professional organizations related to Respiratory Care

8. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence).

9. Demonstrates ServicePRIDE standards ( Smile and make eye contact; greet each patient and visitor; seek out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; take 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor; honor diversity; thanks every customer.)

10. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.

11. Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Graduate of an American Medical Association (AMA) approved Respiratory Care program or it`s equivalent.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

Experience in neonatal and critical care.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

Registration (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Current certification from the Texas Department of Health as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS)

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Medical Radiological Technologist, Certificate from Texas Department of Health. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Includes office, patient care units, and invasive procedure areas. Includes exposure to hazardous chemicals and possible blood borne pathogens. Adherence to universal precautions is mandatory. Able to flex hours and work shifts to meet needs related to unanticipated acuity, volume changes or problems.
Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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